Clemson’s Swinney Ready For Return To Auburn

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows too well

the difficult task ahead of the Tigers at Auburn.

Swinney was part of 13 games against Auburn as an Alabama player

and assistant coach. He was there in 1999 when the Crimson Tide won

for the first time at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Swinney says the atmosphere of 90,000-plus cheering fans can

unsettle teams who are unprepared.

The Clemson Tigers (2-0) take on No. 16 Auburn (2-0) on Saturday

night. Swinney says it will be his team’s biggest test of the

season after easy wins over North Texas (35-10) and Presbyterian

(58-21) to start things.

Clemson does return two injured defensive starters this week in

linebacker Brandon Maye and nose tackle Jarvis Jenkins.